The Social Outfit


The Social Outfit is a fashion label with a difference. We’re an independently-accredited, ethical trading social enterprise that provides employment and training in the fashion industry to people from refugee and new migrant communities in clothing production, retail, design and marketing.

We believe in using creativity, community and collaboration to support refugee communities, celebrate diversity and create truly beautiful fashion that reflects a hopeful Australian spirit. Our goal is to manufacture and sell ethical and sustainable quality products that help to financially support people from refugee and new migrant backgrounds, with a particular focus on female humanitarian migrants. While doing that, we also aim to provide customers with unique pieces that tell amazing human stories.

We utilise slow fashion virtues and sustainable production practices in every aspect of our business. Almost all of the fabrics, as well as many of the trims and elastics that we use for our garments are remnant or deadstock fabrics generously donated from our industry partners and saved from landfill - to date we have diverted over 6.5 tonnes of textile waste from landfill. That means you can feel as good as you look wearing your social outfit!